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  • MrShift@Edmunds 01/28/09 5:22 pm PST

    Manufacturer's Statement of Origin (MSO)


    If you purchased a new vehicle from a new-car dealer, you will have an
    MSO instead of a title.

  • karjunkie 01/28/09 5:25 pm PST

    MSO usually stands for Manufacturer's Statement of Origin. This is usually how title pases on a new vehicle before it has been titled with the DMV. If you purchased a new vehicle from a new-car dealer, you will have an MSO instead of a title. Normally, the dealer then applies for your title for you from the DMV and delivers the car titled in your name. That's why you have to pay for title and taxes as part of the transaction. It seems odd the dealer would just issue you an MSO. The manufacturer frowns on this as it only wants authorized dealers to sell their new cars.

  • browbrow 10/12/13 9:43 am PST

    Every auto has to be TRACABLE by authorities. Where it came from, how you got it, and who owns it.

    The MSO: Manufactucturer Statement Of Origin is issued by the Car Company to the dealer who buys the car, so the dealer has PROOF of where he got the car and that he has a legal right to possess it.

    The MSO is the Dealers proof that the vehicle is not a stolen vehicle.

    It varifies where it came from, how the dealer got it, and that he legally has a right to possess and own it.

    It's like a more detailed receipt you get when you make a retail purchase at a store, which provides proof of purchase, place of purchase, right to ownership and legally possess what you have.

    The purchase receipt is your proof the item is not a stolen item.

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